Our Story

Say hello to Characters.IO! Fun, friendly, and full of possibilities, we speak to the fact that while we may be keeping up with the times, we’re not risking our values and standards. We invite our customers to spend their time and experiences with us — virtually or in the comfort of their own home! We are more than just princess characters serving birthday parties — rather, we’re exhilarating characters with unlimited possibilities of entertainment. We’re bringing fairytales to schools, camps, businesses, birthdays, virtual parties and more!

Characters.IO is a nationwide brand currently serving Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas, Austin, Houston, Dallas, Boston, Philadelphia, Wilmington, New York City, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville and Raleigh.

Meet Hayley Henning

Founder & CEO

Ms. Henning created the Characters.IO concept in 2008 at only 19 years old. To make ends meet in college, Ms. Henning spent countless hours entertaining clients all over Southern California as various princess characters. After receiving a large following, Ms. Henning began hiring other performers to service the growing demand for characters. By 2013, Characters.IO was servicing 200 events every weekend. After much success, Ms. Henning developed the concept all over the United States and has since serviced over 35,000 events nationwide. Ms. Henning is also a single-mother of two, ages 7 and 9, and resides in Southern California.

Party Princess Productions CharactersParty Princess Productions Characters

Premier party characters for hire for children’s birthday parties.


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